Bring The Noise webzine presents ECHOES and ACRES UK co-headline tour

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014
Post-metallers ECHOES and melodic hardcore five-piece ACRES join forces for a UK co-headline tour this May.

Presented by Bring The Noise, ECHOES are touring in support of their debut album, 'The Pursuit', a 10-track opus of emotionally charged soundscapes. Newcomers ACRES will be showcasing tracks of their powerful debut EP, 'Solace'.

Bring The Noise have been great supporters of Echoes, stating in their album review "The Pursuit is a body of work that is expansive, gritty, heavy and emotionally complex that was well worth the four year wait." Check out the full review here:

"Bring the Noise are delighted to be involved in Echoes and Acres tour" says Deputy Metal Editor Lisa Fox

Catch them on one of the following dates:

22 May - Static, Swansea*
23 May - Hellfire, Redhill
24 May - Sanctury, Bastingstoke
26 May - Adam & Eve's, Birmingham
27 May - Downstairs, Aberdeen
28 May - Banshees, Edinburgh

More information on ECHOES:

Echoes embarked on a quest in 2010 to create a sound that is entirely true to themselves; now, in 2014, they have realized their vision with a body of work that is ethereal, gritty, heavy and emotionally complex. The debut album "The Pursuit" is the result of years of experimentation and tweaking in both live and studio settings, and marks the milestone of a very exciting time for this young band as they prepare to take their sound to the masses.

A relentless DIY touring machine, Echoes have travelled the UK and Europe countless times, developing a loyal fan base along the way. Having shared the stage with the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Feed The Rhino and Heights and partnered up for tours with Our People Vs Yours and others, the band have racked up over 150 shows in their small time together.

"The Pursuit" was released 24 March 2014.

More information on ACRES:
Acres are five friends from the South of England that play music for the texture, tone, feel, ambience and emotion that it generates. In their first year as a band they've been coined a number of different genres, but if one needs to be given they'd be best described as ambient post-hardcore.

The debut EP "Solace" was released on 31 March on Small Town Records.

For more information visit:

Deadly Circus Fire launch Pledgemusic campaign to fund sophomore album

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014
"Deadly Circus Fire are one of the best bands in prog metal right now." - Metal Hammer

UK prog-metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE call on fans to help them record their new album by launching Pledgemusic campaign and raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust along the way.

As the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut 'The King and the Bishop', the new record is hotly tipped to be one of the most exciting prog-metal releases this year. Check out their Pledgemusic page now and get involved!

Pledge here:

Check out their pledge video here:

All pledgers will get exclusive access to the creation of the album plus the chance to receive a range of other exclusive, rare, bespoke and limited edition items. Perhaps you'd like a signed CD copy of the album? Or original handwritten lyrics? There's a whole host of items on offer such as signed artwork of the album, DJ sets and VIP tickets to one of their upcoming shows.

On top of this, 10% of all pledges will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust after the goal has been reached.

Pledgers will also be kept up to date with the progress of the project as the band will be posting exclusive video diaries, rough mixes and demos from the album, blogs and perhaps even the odd live or never before released track. This will all be available to those who get involved via the Updates Page.

So there you have it. There are many reasons to get involved. Pledgers will not only be among the first people in the world to hear DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE's new album, they will become a part of the creation process, playing a vital role in making it happen.

Find out more:

For more information, contact James Monteith -

ACODA to tour UK supporting HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS this April

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014
"Punishing riffs, irresistible hooks, big melodies…" - Metal Hammer

UK alt-metallers ACODA will join Hawthorne Heights on their 10th Anniversary Tour for ‘The Silence In Black and White’ this April.

Singer/Guitarist Damon Tang said “We're honoured to be supporting Hawthorne Heights on their upcoming UK tour. It's the tenth anniversary of this classic album, that I bought as a teenager and still enjoy today! I can't wait to hear it every night. We're looking forward to sharing the stage with these guys!"

ACODA will tour in support of their debut full length album, ‘Yours To Defend’, produced by Dan Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox). The hard working DIY quartet are back in the ring for round two and have some heavy blows in their arsenal with a brand new single scheduled for May.

Check out the band's video 'The Future Is Yours To Defend' here:

Check out the band on one of the following dates:

Apr-10 Epic Studios Norwich, United Kingdom
Apr-11 Zephyr Lounge Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Apr-12 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr-13 Tunnels Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Apr-14 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Apr-15 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr-16 02 Academy Scholar Bar Leicester, United Kingdom
Apr-17 Cavern Exeter, United Kingdom
Apr-18 Static Swansea, United Kingdom
Apr-21 Borderline London, United Kingdom

“This is the most thrilling debut from a band that have promised so much in the last few years” - Rocksound

UK hardcore four-piece HEIGHTS decide to call it a day

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

UK hardcore band HEIGHTS have decided to separate after nearly five years. Having released two critically acclaimed albums, toured throughout the world reaching as far as Australia and received a Metal Hammer Golden God nomination, HEIGHTS achieved a huge amount but feel it’s time to move on.

The band have released the following video and statement:


Heights is dead, no really this time.

The end of the band that has been your entire lives for nearing five years was always something of mystery to us, I guess it’s easy to believe it would take something dramatic or eventful to derail so much work and effort, to stop something that had become larger than any of us ever truly believed.

So the reality took us all by surprise, towards the end of last year a couple of us just didn’t feel the same passion that we always relied upon. Without that, we all knew it was time. In fact, we’re closer as friends than we’ve ever been, and we plan to spend the last few months and shows enjoying the end to what will forever be something we are all proud of.

This band has literally taken us around the world, we’ve played shows in Australia, Russia and more countries in Europe than Dean can even name. In each of those countries we’ve had the privilege of meeting genuinely amazing people, fans of our band, where for 30 minutes we had a connection that made everything worth it.

For those people, more so than anything else we thank you - that’s the only constant that has kept this going for so long, and the memories of the shows we have played will always be with us.

We will be announcing our last shows soon, and we’ll do it all one last time."

The band’s final shows will be announced in due course; make sure to catch them one last time.

For more information, contact James Monteith -

UK TECH-FEST returns for 2014 boasting a bigger venue and a huge first line-up announcement

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014
UK TECH-FEST, Europe’s first ever progressive and technical metal outdoor festival, returns 10-14 July 2014 with a crushing next-generation metal line-up.

Back for its third year, the festival has upgraded venue to the prestigious Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Set to be the biggest ever gathering of bands pushing metallic creativity and technicality, TECH-FEST’s growing popularity is a testament to this burgeoning forward-thinking scene and a sure sign of heavy metal's bright future.

The first bands announced are:


VILDHJARTA (UK exclusive)

GLASS CLOUD (Europe exclusive)


Official partners are once again Metal Hammer magazine, Ibanez guitars, Double Slit guitars, Zilla Cabs and this year they are also joined by North Custom Drums.

Following the huge success of the sell-out event in 2012, TECH-FEST UK went outdoors in 2013, packing about 1000 people into The Plough events field in Peterborough. Now at the Newark Showground, TECH-FEST 2014 is set to be even bigger with more bands, bigger names and even more activities. In addition to the music, food, drink and general festival goodness, there will once again be music workshops, Q&As and demonstrations with some of the top artists, as well as instrument and gear manufacturer stalls from the event sponsors Zilla Cabs, North Custom Drums and Double Slit Guitars. Onsite camping will have showers and 24 hour food catering for a wide range of diets and tastes as well as a bar with a great selection of craft beers and ales, suitably complementing the calibre of the music.

With at least another 35+ bands to announce, UK TECH FEST 2014 is set to once again be one of the most unique and exciting festivals of the year.

Weekend tickets cost £59.99 (+£20 for camping) and are on sale now from Ticket Script

Venue address:
Lincoln Rd
NG24 2NY

Newark Showground

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